Speed limits to increase on some Signal Hill streets

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Motorists driving through some Signal Hill streets will be able to move a little faster when a new city ordinance goes into effect. During its March 2 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council unanimously passed a law increasing the speed limit on 15 stretches of roadway and decreasing the limit…

Thoughts from the Copy Editor

You’d Think I’d Be Used to This Kind of Thing By Cory Bilicko Being a Southern man who relocated to So Cal almost exactly 15 years ago, my experience with seismic activity is rather limited. In fact, my earliest recollection of “California” is from an early-1970s television program about earthquakes. It showed an animated graphic…

Reaching out

By Neena Strichart Publisher Christmas came early Sunday evening for four local families as part of Signal Hill Police Department’s Christmas Outreach. Patrol cars, classic cars and SUVs filled with presents and volunteers caravanned around town to deliver gifts and food. With the help of the three elementary schools in Signal Hill (Signal Hill Elementary,…

New SH ordinance reduces use of landscape irrigation water

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Starting early next year, owners of newly developed, large landscaped areas in Signal Hill will have to employ techniques and install systems that conserve water. The limitations on the use of irrigation water are part of an ordinance adopted by the Signal Hill City Council during its Tuesday night meeting.…

Holiday lighting events planned

The cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill will be ringing in the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Discovery Well Park, 2200 Temple Avenue, in Signal Hill, on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6pm. The Wireless Communication Antenna Tower Holiday Tree will be lit as Kris Kringle makes a guest appearance. Entertainment…

SHPD beefing up patrol during holiday shopping season

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) will be increasing its patrol of all shopping centers and stores throughout the city during the holiday season. In addition to the increased patrol, SHPD volunteers will also be patrolling the city, looking for any suspicious activity. SHPD will be stationing unmanned police cars in some shopping centers in…

Signal Hill’s Old Faithful?

A fire hydrant in Signal Hill was struck as a result of a minor traffic collision on Friday, Nov. 6. A driver traveling southbound on Lewis turned onto Burnett Street and into the driveway at 1015 Burnett, then hit the hydrant as he was backing out, shearing it from its base. The driver was cited…

SHPD enforcing Click It or Ticket campaign during holidays

The Signal Hill Police Department, in an effort to help bring everyone home safe for the holidays, will be aggressively enforcing the state’s seat belt and child safety seat laws during a Click It or Ticket mobilization, taking place November 17-30. The campaign relies on heavy enforcement and public education as a means to help…

SH photographer’s fundraiser to help local children’s clinic

Local fine-art portrait photographer Linnea Lenkus will host a fundraiser at her Signal Hill photography studio on Saturday, Nov. 21. Lenkus recently completed a photography project and art exhibit entitled Healing, which depicted images of families of patients treated at The Stramski Center– a local children’s clinic for developmental disorders which is part of Miller…

Signal Hill achieves significant reduction in water usage

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Signal Hill’s residents and businesses have learned how to use less water. In fact, from July through September 2009, water use dropped by 9.47 percent compared to the average annual water demand for the three previous years. Joshua Rosenbaum, public works management analyst, said that decrease is very impressive considering…